Frequently asked questions
How Do I Book A Session?
Easy Peasy... it all starts with a consult. Just head on over to my "BOOK" page and select a time for your consult. You can also just shoot me a quick email if you prefer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request a time. Once we've had a chance to meet face-to-face, we can go ahead and set up the shoot. Connection with my clients is very important to me and because of that, I meet all my clients first before actually booking the session.
How Long After the Consult is the Session?
After your consult, time frames can vary. It depends on your schedule and mine too but generally, I book sessions 2 to 3 weeks out after the consult.
What Should I Wear?
That's totally up to you (within reason of course). What you wear during your session should be a reflection of what you want me to portray in your images. But don't worry, we'll go over all that during our consult. About a week before your session, we make final wardrobe selections and I'll even help you with styling, shopping, whatever you need.
I Have Nothing to Wear!
Not to worry. I can make some suggestions for wardrobe, I know some great boutiques and I will even go with you if you need help picking something out. I have a few things in my studio wardrobe that we can select from and we can even fashion something from chiffon or tulle or both! The goal here is to have fun with it so don't worry, we'll get it sorted out.
How Long do Sessions Last?
Typically, sessions will last between 3 and 4 hours. Hair and Make-Up (or just Make-Up) is included in my packages and that will take about 1 to 1.5 hours. My stylist is totally awesome and she can work with you to make sure you get the exact look your wanting. I do try to keep my sessions within this time frame however, I will never rush a session. If it runs a bit longer, I'm totally cool with that as long as you are.
Do You Shoot Nudes?
While I think the human form is beautiful, I do not shoot nudes. It is however. quite simple to create an implied nude image and I'm totally fine with that.
Do You Use Props?
I typically do not use props however, if there is something that you really want to incorporate into your images, we can certainly talk about it.
What is this Going to Cost Me?
Pricing will vary depending on what you're looking for. Currently, all packages start with a 15% retainer (for package selections) and a $175 retainer for a la carte items. This includes all pre-planning, hair & make-up, styling assistance, post-processing, and a private reveal and purchasing session. After that, you can select whichever package or a la carte item you like, it's totally up to you. Head on over to my product and pricing page for more information. You can also reach out and ask me for more information.
Can I Get Just a Few Digital Images?
If you are only looking for just a few digital images, I may not be the photographer for you. I will in some cases offer digital packages however, cost will be about the same. The reason for this is that I still go through the same level of pre-planning, post-processing, editing and retouching regardless of whether those images are printed or not.
What is Your Policy on Retouching?
I am very meticulous when it comes to editing and retouching images. That does not mean that I over-retouch though, quite the contrary. I make sure that we have that discussion up front about what you do, and do not want retouched. I will minimize acne, scars, stretchmarks, lines and/or wrinkes.... or not if that is your choice. These are details we certainly can discuss at your consult.
Can I Bring A Session Buddy?
You can bring one (1) supportive, encouraging friend to your session. I do have some ground rules though and as long as your Session Buddy is cool with that, she is welcome to come along.
When Do I Get to See My Images?
Typically, it takes about 2 to 3 weeks after your shoot to finalize editing and retouching. About a week in advance, I'll drop you a line and set up an appointment for you to come back and view your images so you can make your selections.
How Do I Prepare for My Session?
Even though we go over alot of details at your consult, I'll send out a Prep Guide about a week or so in advance to go over tips and tricks and hopefully answer any questions you might have. A few days before your shoot, I'll give you a call and make sure we are set on wardrobe, location, etc., and also to answer any last minute questions that you come up with.
What is Your Privacy & Discretion Policy?
I take privacy very seriously and even though I love to spotlight client images on my social media accounts, no image is ever shared without explicit permission.